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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56507
 
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Date:22-APR-1965
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Folland Gnat T.1
Owner/operator:4 FTS Royal Air Force (4 FTS RAF)
Registration: XR950
MSN: FL567
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carmel, Gwynedd -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Following a mid-air collision between Gnat T.1's XS108 and XR950, during formation flying practice, XR950 crashed at Carmel, south of Caernarfon, killing pilot FLT. LT. Timothy Francis Haughton MERMEGEN. XS108 managed to fly back to RAF Valley, Anglesey but cartwheeled on landing and was written off. Pilot of Gnat T.1 XS108 was Flying Officer Gavin Darrell PRIEST, who was not able to eject, and was killed. Flight Lieutenant R. C. Tyler (in the rear seat) ejected safely.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm
www.ukserials.com


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2011 12:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 15:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
02-Aug-2015 06:25 JINX Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Nov-2018 18:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
05-Nov-2022 17:24 Chrisj Updated [Location, Phase, Narrative]

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